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Lyell

Sir Charles. 1797--1875, Scottish geologist. In Principles of Geology (1830--33) he advanced the theory of uniformitarianism, refuting the doctrine of catastrophism
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Even though Darwin said geology was "enormously indebted to Lyell -- more so, as I believe, than to any other man who ever lived" and that "my books came half from Lyell's brains", the Angus-born scientist has a much tinier fraction of renown.
Contained within the notebooks are copies of correspondence with Darwin, who wrote in his autobiography: "The science of geology is enormously indebted to Lyell - more so, as I believe, than to any other man who ever lived."
The project also includes new traffic signals, road signs and pavement striping, as well as reconfiguring the intersection at Lyell Avenue to allow more room for commercial vehicles turning onto Mount Read Boulevard.
Kicking off five stories, each a two-parter, this one sees Nikki and the Lyell unit called in to investigate attacks on the trans community.
The fact that Lyell prefaced his book with an image of enduring classical architecture rather than fiery natural destruction was significant: the book's impact lay in its popularisation of the 'doctrine of uniformitarianism', the idea that the Earth's past geological changes had occurred through processes that were visible in the present, over a greatly expanded timescale.
Charles Lyell, often described as the "father of modern geology," was particularly concerned with the definition of the human that would emerge from wider appreciation of the sheer immensity of the geological time scale.
Lord Charles Lyell, who served as a junior minister in the Northern Ireland office in the 80s, died in January, aged 77.
This WWII memoir written by Ronald Lyell Munro, a British officer of the Royal Air Force (RAF), is one of only two known first-person accounts written by an AOP pilot.
When Darwin in turn presented Wallace's manuscript to renowned geologist Sir Charles Lyell, both were aware of the significance of Wallace's theory.
Realtor Chandler Lyell, of Gustave White Realty, represented the sellers.